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Walking the Great Wall - Exodus Travels

Walking the Great Wall

9 days
4.6
(85)
Start and end in Beijing
Tour Operator:
Exodus Travels
Max group size:
16
Age range:
16 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
33508
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Itinerary

Start and end in Beijing! With the Hiking & Trekking tour Walking the Great Wall, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Beijing, China and Jinshanling,. Walking the Great Wall includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Beijing; free afternoon and Beijing duck dinner
  2. Day 2: Drive to Huanghuacheng Great Wall section; afternoon begin trekking.
  3. Day 3: Morning trek from Mutianyu to Jiankou, passing many watchtowers. 
  4. Day 4: A challenging but beautiful morning trek at Jiankou’s ‘wild’ wall; transfer to Gubeikou and explore this section.
  5. Day 5: Hike the Great Wall Jinshanling section; transfer back to Gubeikou.
  6. Day 6: The most challenging walk today along the Panlongshan section; return to Gubeikou for the night.
  7. Day 7: Majiagou Hill walk with views of Crouching Tiger Great Wall; drive to Beijing via Niangniang Temple.
  8. Day 8: Beijing city tour visiting hutongs, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.  
  9. Day 9: Our trips ends today in Beijing after breakfast.
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  • Guide
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Food
    Excellent
    5.0
  • 4.4
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  • ND
    · April 24th, 2019
    The tour was absolutely incredible. Every day the hiking was so different and the wall incredible. The food was excellent. Accommodation is basic but that is all part of the experience.
    Trip date: April 2019
  • AC
    · April 27th, 2018
    The trip exceeded expectations. Our guide in Beijing was exemplary and shared with us so many aspects about his culture and history. The range of activities was far reaching and the ability to appreciate two cities (we did the Xian extension) together... Show more
    Trip date: April 2018
  • SB
    · April 15th, 2017
    Just back from hiking the Great Wall of China and it has been awesome. From start to finish Exodus and Jerry the local tour Manager have made sure everything was taken care of so we could enjoy this once in a lifetime trip, The weather early April was... Show more
    Trip date: March 2017
  • A
    · November 7th, 2013
    This was a trip of a lifetime! Trekking the Great Wall was an amazing experience, led by a brilliant guide. Would highly recommend it!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Actually walking on the Great Wall is an incredible experience.... Show more
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  • A
    · October 8th, 2013
    Outstanding local rep with Kevin (Great Wall of China). Trip was just as described.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Being in less tourist type places.What did you think of your group leader?Kevin really made the trip. Great sense of... Show more
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  • A
    · October 8th, 2013
    The China trip was organised to perfection, those employed to make the trip a success in China worked hard and always with individuals interest - a credit to your partners.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Walking along the natural... Show more
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  • A
    · October 7th, 2013
    the trek exceeded my expectations and encourages me to book another trek.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The Great Wall was amazing and each stretch confirmed that the Wall is well worth the visit.What did you think of your group... Show more
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  • A
    · August 28th, 2013
    An excellent trip, well organised, and a real experience! Each day brought a new challenge, and our Tour Leader Jerry was a fantastic leader - a real motivator on achey mornings! The food was the biggest culture shock, but if you aren't fussy it wont be... Show more
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  • A
    · August 27th, 2013
    A really enjoyable trip, with a great guide and a fantastic group of people. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?I really enjoyed the variety of walks on the Great Wall. Each day brought different scenery, and different challenges,... Show more
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  • A
    · August 25th, 2013
    A rare treat of a trip which allows you to be at 'one' with the Great Wall, seeing expanses of countryside, staying in local, friendly guesthouses with a dash of Beijing at beginning and end!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The first... Show more
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9 days
Walking the Great Wall
From Beijing to Beijing
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many miles per day?

    The daily mileage ranges from 1.9 to 10.6 miles a day

  • What are the inclusions of this tour?

    Please see what is included here:

    8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

    All accommodation (see below)

    All transport and listed activities

    Tour leader throughout

    Arrival & departure transfers

    We offer 3 star clean and comfortable accommodation.
    You can see the detailed itinerary and trip notes on our website.
    Your bags are transported for you while hiking, you would just be responsible for your day pack.

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  • Currency
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    China
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types G, I. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types A, B, I. As a traveller from Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types A, B, G. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B, G, I.

    Type A
    China
    Type B
    China
    Type G
    China
    Type I
    China
  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Cholera - Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for China. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for China. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for China. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Tick-borne encephalitis - Recommended for China. Ideally 6 months before travel.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
    • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before November 6th, 2022 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after November 6th, 2022, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Exodus Travels. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 90 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Exodus Travels will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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